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Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones (right) discuss police recruitment and retention on April 25, 2022 in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of the governor's Twitter page)

(AUDIO): Columbia Police Chief Jones discusses infant murder case on “Wake Up Columbia”

A former Columbia resident who is charged in connection with her infant’s death in 2017 has made her initial appearance in Boone County Circuit Court. 28-year-old Lavosha Daniels is charged with abandonment of a corpse. The infant’s father, Staffone Fountain of St. Joseph, is charged with first degree murder. Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia” that detectives are working to make sure there are no other children unaccounted for. Chief Jones also tells listeners that Fountain had made previous comments before about killing Samone:

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